More rocket attacks and more airstrikes, as the violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza escalates. Also, China introduces its new lineup of leaders, but are they just like the old bosses? Plus, female political candidates in Sierra Leone face intimidation, before and after an election.
The violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza escalated further on Thursday. Several rockets fired from Gaza landed inside Israel, where three people were killed. Meanwhile, the Israeli military is continuing to hit militant targets in Gaza. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with the BBC’s Paul Danahar in Gaza for the latest.
Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks about the situation in Gaza with one you resident of the Palestinian territory. 17-year-old Karmel Asad Shamallakh moved to Gaza from the Britain last year.
Rocket fire from Gaza continued to rain into Israeli territory. Three Israelis have been killed as a result. The World’s Matthew Bell reports from the region where the rockets are falling.
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks to Steven Cook, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about what is at stake in Israel’s neighboring countries, in light of the new conflict between Israel and Hamas.
New research suggests that Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer who died more than 400 years ago, was not felled by mercury poisoning.
For our Geo Quiz Thursday we travel to the capital of Uruguay. BBC Mundo’s Vladimir Hernandez profiles Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica, who’s been called the world’s “poorest” president. He gives away most of his salary, and lives on a ramshackle farm just outside Uruguay’s capital instead of a presidential palace.
Meet the new leaders of China’s Communist Party. At the top is the incoming president, Xi Jinping. He’s 59, the son of a well-known reformer but most of the other leaders introduced at Thursday’s news conference are older and conservative.
About 80,000 girls have been adopted from China into American families in recent decades. A new documentary, “Somewhere Between,” follows four of those girls as teenagers coming to terms with who they are and where they come from. The World’s Jeb Sharp caught up with the filmmaker and three of her subjects at a recent screening in Boston.
Four and a half billion dollars. That’s what the British oil giant BP has agreed to pay today to settle federal criminal charges stemming from its massive 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The World’s Environment Editor Peter Thomson has been following this developing story as well as the rest of the week’s environmental news.
Sierra Leoneans head to the polls this weekend for parliamentary elections. But they won’t see many women on the ballot. As Bonnie Allen reports, female candidates face intimidation and discrimination. And it doesn’t end once they’re elected.
Ahmed Gallab was born in Sudan and raised in the US. In his early 20s he gained a measure of indie-rock fame playing with groups such as Of Montreal and Yeasayer. But it’s his solo project Sinkane that seems to be drawing him back to his African roots.